Application Deadline Extended to Monday, October 24th at 9am.
The Hillsboro Downtown Partnership (HDP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to Downtown Hillsboro’s revitalization. Our mission is to cultivate and promote our vibrant, historic Downtown. To achieve its objectives, HDP is coordinated by a full-time executive director, a volunteer board of directors, and volunteer committees. HDP seeks a consultant to develop the infrastructure necessary to implement a successful volunteer program capable of meeting the future needs of the organization, building from the current level of engagement.
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The Odd Fellows Hall will host Hillsboro’s first New England-style contra dance on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm with caller Rich Goss and live music by Joyride. Community members are encouraged to come and try it out – all dances are called and there is a short lesson before the dance begins.
Contra dance is a traditional American social dance originating in New England. The “contra” refers to the long lines of dancers who move either up or down the hall, so that each dancer gets a chance to dance with everyone else in the hall! Contra dance is danced to traditional jigs and reels from Old Time American music, as well as Celtic, Quebecois and sometimes newly composed tunes. The fiddle and the piano are the main instruments in a contra dance band, and the band for this dance, Joyride, also has flute, guitar, percussion, harmonica and bombarde. Come out for the lively music and join in the dancing. It’s great exercise and lots of fun!
The Hillsboro Odd Fellows Hall is located at 267 East Main, Upstairs, Hillsboro, OR 97123. The lesson is at 7:00 and the dance begins at 7:30. General Admission is $8, seniors are $7 and students are $5. All ages and experience levels welcome. No partner needed. All contra dances are drug and alcohol free. For more information, see the Portland Country Dance website athttp://portlandcountrydance.org/ or contact Ivan Camacho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new art retail store, Perks of Art opens in Downtown Hillsboro! The shop, complete with a coffee and wine bar, is now open throughout the week at 384 E. Main Street. With one goal in mind of bringing art to the people, Perks of Art is a “space for artists and crafters to sell their work market style at a low cost to a wide range of customers.” Visit their website to learn more about them.
The Hillsboro Downtown Partnership (HDP) is organizing a series of talks called NEDTalks (shout out to Downtown Astoria for the inspiration). Modeled after the popular TEDTalks, NEDTalks stands for Novel Efforts Downtown.
HDP is looking for speakers to present short inspirational talks on all things Downtown related. Topics can cover branding & marketing, visual merchandising, finance for business, how to take advantage of markets & special events, architecture & aesthetics, business law, banking, social media, or any other topic that is relevant to Downtown Hillsboro residents & businesses.
If you or your business has a passion for any of these (or other) topics, please email email@example.com for more information on being a NEDTalk speaker.
NEDTalks will be held once a month during happy hour at Downtown business locations.
Article & Photos from the Hillsboro Tribune
A weekend loaded with events to celebrate Hillsboro began on Friday with the fourth annual downtown Block Party and the first-ever Farm to Table dinner, which sold out its 250 tickets well before the event.
The dinner was sponsored by Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, a coalition of downtown business and property owners who work to market and promote the city’s historic center.
Hillsboro Downtown Partnership Executive Director Saira Siddiqui helped to facilitate the 250-person dinner down the middle of East Main Street with assistance from several downtown businesses and local wineries, breweries, and cideries on July 15.
“Organizing an event with this many partners is always a lot of work,” said Siddiqui, who had to coordinate with 10 different local businesses for the inaugural Farm to Table dinner. “We are beyond fortunate to have so much support from the community we serve. Without all the help this would not have come together.”
Hillsboro’s Mayor Jerry Willey and several city councilors, along with city staff, local business owners, state representatives, and residents enjoyed a five-course meal catered by Diversity Café, Abu Rasheed Express, the Hillsboro Senior Center, Clark’s Bistro & Pub and incoming downtown bakery Decadent Creations.
Each course was paired with a local wine, beer or cider.
The dinner’s proceeds will go toward the Partnership’s continued downtown revitalization efforts.
And while the Farm to Table dinner was held in the street, businesses along Main Street opened their doors for downtown’s annual Block Party.
Primrose & Tumbleweed’s owners Dawn and Doug Sellers first proposed the idea for the Block Party four years ago as a way to take advantage of the downtown street closures that occurred in preparation for the city’s annual Celebrate Hillsboro event, which was held on Saturday.
“We thought, ‘Gosh, what can we do?'” Dawn told Pamplin Media Group on Saturday. “It’s great for businesses — fantastic that so many are participating — and it’s great for the community.”
The Hillsboro Downtown Partnership is seeking a Design Committee chair! If you are passionate about the look and feel of Downtown Hillsboro, you may be the right person to lead our forces! This is a volunteer position. Design Committee goals include creating vibrant public spaces, facilitating building improvements, enhancing Downtown beautification through plantings, public art, and streetscape developments, and preserving the historic character of Downtown.
If interested, please email Saira Siddiqui at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us for more information.
Streets are closed the night before Celebrate Hillsboro and Downtown is taking advantage of it! There will be games, live music, beer gardens, and beer and wine tasting. Stop by McNally’s Taproom for cornhole and a beer garden in the street. Pizzario and Primrose Tumbleweeds have some great musical acts playing outside. Drink specials at Clark’s Bistro and Pub. Outdoor seating at The Venetian Theatre & Bistro and Diversity Cafe and Catering.
Brewers and vineyards participating in the Downtown Hillsboro Farm to Table Dinner will be joining the block party too! The event is FREE to attend. So party down(town) with us!
Congratulations to Five Star Guitars for being named the 2016 Oregon Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration! This award is presented once a year to the nation’s top small businesses; one from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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